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Gold in season ticket Twitter ‘debate’

With less then 48 hours to before the West Ham season ticket renewal deadline one season ticket holder called Jamiehas taken to Twitter to speak to joint chairman David Gold. Jamie wrote: “You always said you’d listen to us the fans?? Wont be renewing whilst Sam is in charge!”   Gold replied “We will miss you. […]

Irons had manager short list of two

West Ham United had only two candidates in mind as possible replacements for Sam Allardyce at the end of last season  – Rafa Benitz and David Moyes. A top source told ClaretandHugh that whilst the pair were under consideration, no approaches were made to either. There had been agreement between David Sullivan, David Gold and […]

Irons plan heart to heart with Ravel as QPR wait

ClaretandHugh Exclusive West Ham plan heart to heart talks with Ravel Morrison when he returns to Chadwell Heath for pre-season training! The club will do everything in its power to ensure that the England under 21 is as settled, happy and as “back at home” as possible ahead of the new season. After a difficult […]

Irons hit by Newcastle Colback lockdown

West Ham’s attempts to snatch Jack Colback out of the arms of Newcastle have bitten the dust. The Sunderland Echo revealed yesterday the Hammers had made the defensive midfielder a £50,000 a week offer and that was likely to put the Magpies out of the running. Colback had in fact been expected to join Newcastle […]

Emotional farewell from Jack

Jack Collison has written an emotional open letter to all Hammers on the club’s official website.  If ever someone wanted a definition of the ‘West Ham way’ this is it! Good luck Jack!   Hello everyone, The time has come for an end to my West Ham United career. What a rollercoaster it has been […]

Sam’s buys forced ‘Davids’ to step in

Manager Sam Allardyce’s transfer market wings have been clipped this summer as a  result of some “poor” deals. ClaretandHugh has learned exclusively that the board’s decision to take almost total control springs from just that. We had it confirmed today that Modibo Maiga’s shocking form, Alou Diarra’s level and average Matt Jarvis’ contribution last season proved […]

Irons walking Barry/Colback tightrope

West Ham – having stepped up talks with Sunderland’s Jack Colback (lower right) – will pull out of talks with Gareth Barry (upper right) should they land the Black Cats defenssive midfielder. ClaretandHugh has learned exclusively the club are talking to both players as they bid to reshape the squad. We revealed earlier this week […]

Financial Fair Play Update

The base annual Premier League FFP wage ceiling increases by £4m this coming season from £54m to £58m for the Hammers. However in real terms it has reduced slightly from the £61.2 million ceiling we had available last season. Figures from West Ham financial accounts released earlier this year show commercial revenue grew From £7.9m […]

Colback: Here’s what we’ll get for our money

It seems that Sunderland’s Jack Colback is closing in on a move from Sunderland to Upton Park. As a result we turned to loyal Mackem and ClaretandHugh ‘tekkie’ DAVE BLAKELOCK to mark our cards on what we will be getting for the reported £50,000 a week the club looks likely to pay him in wages. […]

WHOOPS! Irons may have boobed on kit reveal

West Ham United have sent out their latest teaser in the post today but maybe have revealed too much ahead of the June 5 away kit release date. The mailer pictured below appears to confirm that leaked internet mock-up pictures also below were right on the money. What is your verdict on the new away […]